Things to do in Brighton this Weekend

Best Things To Do In Brighton This Weekend: September 27th-28th

Published On September 24, 2014 | By We Love Brighton | Things to do features

The last Weekend of September is upon us and with Autumn coming up fast you need to make the most of any last drops of sunshine (fingers crossed!) Don’t worry there’s plenty of things to do this Weekend in Brighton with art fairs, Brighton Digital Festival, music festivals, art exhibitions, comedy, carnival balls, DJ’s, Apple Day, vintage market takeovers and of course Freshers events galore!

All Weekend:

Brighton Art Fair – The largest annual art exhibition on the South Coast enabling artists across all media to sell their work to the public whilst building relationships with buyers, galleries and curators. The fair selects the most talented painters, printmakers, photographers and sculptors along with artist groups and Sussex based galleries. 

Brighton Digital FestivalDon’t miss the last weekend of this annual festival which provides a platform for organisations and individuals who are passionate about digital culture, to share exciting innovations and technologies through workshops and events, and to learn from others in the field. 

St Nicholas Festival of Music 2014 – Now firmly part of the Brighton musical scene and first launched to help raise funds for the new organ in 2011, this music festival has now become a regular annual event which attracts a growing audience. Featured are the popular Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus with their usual mix of songs and stand-up and there will also be a Jazz Brunch with a barbecue on Sunday, after morning service.

Origins by Carne Griffiths – Griffiths presents a new body of work, using Calligraphy inks, tea, alcohol, raw pigment and embroidery thread to create meditations on the subject of ‘Origins’. The show questions whether we trace back to a single source, or if each of us carry a small amount of information passed from generation to generation. Is there a thread that links us all together, a common consciousness?

Remix the Museum – See Brighton museum like you’ve never seen it before, as Brighton Youth Film Festival teams up with animator Dave Packer and a team of young creators as they present a visual remix of the museum’s collection. The installation is part of the Brighton Digital Festival.


Breakout Festival – Breakout Festival, the first and only outdoor heavy rock festival to have descended on the shores of Brighton, is to step up the city’s rock and metal scene this Saturday featuring Skindred, Funeral For A Friend, The Blackout, Silent Screams, Betraying The Martyrs, The Qemists and many more. 

Oxjam Brighthelm Buskathon – Saturday 27 September 2014 sees the Brighthelm Community Centre Gardens play host to the Oxjam Brighthelm Buskathon.  This is an event where you will be able to enjoy an afternoon of fabulous music and delicious food from around the world.

Lee Mack – The multi-award winning star of “Not Going Out” and “Would I Lie To You?”, Lee Mack, is going back on the road with his first live tour in 4 years. Expect his trademark brand of high energy banter, well-crafted gags and sharp one-liners in one of the most hotly anticipated shows of the year. 

The Grand Carnival Ball A celebration of the best of carnival spirit and festival vibes so dust off your festival finest, fancy dress, glow sticks and glitter and dress up in what makes you happy! With 2 live bands, DJs, live fire acts, burlesque, pole and acrobatic performances as well as face painting, glitter art and body painting this ball will keep you entertained in to the small hours! All proceeds go to The Linkylea Trust.

VIDA – Freshers Welcome Party – VIDA is Brighton’s freshest student Saturday night and invites Freshers to break the ice at this fantastic night full of free t-shirt giveaways, cash balloon drops, free shots on entry, live P.A’s, live Performers, the VIDA Photobooth and much more!

Nick Curly Presents: Trust – Nick Curly presents the first Brighton Edition of the “Trust” series with Tobi Neumann (Cocoon), Matt Tolfrey (Leftroom) and Nick Curly.


Apple Day at Stanmer Park – A wonderful, annual family event, in and around the orchards of Stanmer Park. Apple Day features masses of apple-themed activities, food & drink, storytelling, plays, music, apple identification, fruit tree growing advice and a wonderful range of stalls selling local produce and a lot more. Not to be missed… the sun always shines!

Judy’s ‘Brighton Open Market’ Takeover! –  Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair will be taking over the marketplace with over 40 AMAZING vintage traders. This brand new event is TOTALLY FREE – making it the most AFFORDABLE vintage event Brighton has ever seen! Featured in ELLE, VOGUE, THE TELEGRAPH AND MARIE CLAIRE, the mission is simple; gather 40 of the UK’s tip-top traders, source over sixty years of incredible stock and offer it up for the most affordable prices in the country. Featuring fashion through to homewares.

Freshtival – Brighton Students’ Union is back in full force with this year’s Freshtival extravaganza with an even bigger line up of events, an insane amount of headline artists, DJs and performers, and all spread across a two week period, Freshtival 2014 is set to be bigger and better than ever. The event includes the Big Night Out Bar Crawl, the Seafront Freshers Rave, the Freshers Ball, JUICED Fridays, and all other quality nights and events.

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